News Report wc 17th March

In the first final of the season the Division 2 Burrell Cup was fought out to a thrilling finish with Barrow D and County Officers C locked at 4-4 with one doubles remaining and this eventually went to to villagers in a dramatic 5th game decider. Congratulations to Jim Whitaker and his successful team especially as they agreed to play their opponents prior to top player Richard Moore unfortunately having to leave the Officers side as he is shortly leaving  the area.

In the Premier Cup semi finals league leaders Corus B took on a Jonathan Taylor inspired Barrow team and even though Shaun Hall out pointed Aaron Beech and Wayne Percival proved too strong for Mike Mercer Barrow triumphed 5-3, and they now face holders British Steel who overcame Mark Pugh and his Corus team in a very tight affair 5-4. Simon Jones was once again the inspiration behind the team's success, playing some terrific spin table tennis, and Florin Barbus just edged out Neil Powell to seal the victory.

Division 1 highlights included a maximum for Hannah Winfield as she led Officers A to an emphatic victory over Barrow A and Stan Houghton was also in unbeatable form as Pulford A recorded an impressive 8-2 win over close rivals Groves A. Connor Climo hit his first ever league maximum as the young player led Corus C to a fine 7 -3 scoreline against Barrow B, and Steve Clift hit 3 wins for Groves' first team in a drawn encounter with Beechwood. Whitby Sports once again drafted in Robin Barker and he led them to a very important 6 -4 victory over Pulford B and they now move off the bottom of the table.

Wayne Taylor led Saughall Deva to a comprehensive 9-1 division 2 win over struggling Whitby Sports A and Phil Hough was in top from for leaders Groves B as they narrowly out pointed Officers B 6 4.

County Officers D head division 3 following a terrific  9-1 win over Electric A , Bryan Davies once again in unbeatable form, and Saughall Inst move into second place after defeating  Officers E by a similar scoreline, Bob Salisbury leading the way. Elsewhere Lola Roberts was in terrific form but Northcote were  still defeated 4 -6 by a much improved Officers F squad.

Author: via Chester and Ellesmere Port Table Tennis League
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